Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on August 22nd, 2011 at 11:49 pm
(Photo © J. Maus)
I’m out for a few days of camping with the family at Wallowa Lake State Park and thought I’d share this great road sign. The sign is on Main Street in Joseph, Oregon, the little town about six miles north of Wallowa Lake.
Big highways that run through small towns is a common situation throughout Oregon. Many towns have adopted couplets (two, one-way streets), but thankfully Joseph has opted for the traditional, two-way set-up. To try and keep traffic from zooming through, the City of Joseph has created a dense downtown strip, complete with lots of public art and quaint storefronts — all of which are better seen at reasonable speeds.
When I saw the sign, it reminded me of how I feel about my neighborhood in Portland. I think I’ll make something similar when I get home. Maybe after it’s up, all people who use my neighborhood street as a cut-through to avoid traffic on I-5 would think twice before zooming by.